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Customing Alerts in WSS V2.0

  Asked By: Pallavi    Date: Nov 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 905

I'm running WSS v2.0 and was curious to know if there was anyway to
customize the alert that a user subscribes to and receives in their
email inbox? Some of our customers are complaining that there is not
enough information in the alert as they would like.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: Nov 17

Alert customization in wss  v2 was limited at best. You could make some
changes to the four XML files in the 60 hive (..\60\TEMPLATE\1033\XML if
memory serves). There was one of the header, one for the body, one for
the footer, and an alternate header (I think) for document libraries or
something. They are entirely written in CAML so if CAML can spit what
you want to see, go for it. Just realize that these changes are

Customization of alerts  in WSS v3 is significantly improved but

Answer #2    Answered By: Gretchen Stokes     Answered On: Nov 17

The four files that you are looking for are in ../60/TEMPLATE/1033/XML
and all begin with "Notif". I believe that these farm level files are
used to generate alerts  in WSS v2:

NotifSiteHdr.xml: Header for search alerts and the like. That is, alerts
that are not on a given list or list item.
NotifListHdr.xml: Header for alerts on a given list or list item
NotifItem.xml: Body of the alert.
NotifSiteFtr.xml: Footer for search alerts and the like.

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